Sunday, July 8, 2012

Family! Happy Birthday America 2012

Why do we celebrate Independence day? Simply put, freedom! The Fourth of July is our country's birthday. July 4, 1776 is the day our country's founders declared independence from Great Britain. This meant we would no longer follow the orders of Britain's king. At the time, Britain had one of the world's strongest armies, and going against the king was a crime punishable by death. But the king's laws were unfair, so our founders decided it was worth the risk of war to win the freedom to govern ourselves. David Barton's website has some great articles on America's heritage.

We had a little cook-out to celebrate our freedom. Our favorite Cowboy, Uncle Coco, brought over steaks and jalapeno peppers, stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon. The boys said the peppers were spicy, but they smelled so good... I've never actually eaten a jalapeno pepper and figured now would be a good time, David said he would finish whatever I couldn't. After one bite I was hooked, they were delicious, but very hot!!! I had to drink a ton of water and eat two slices of bread before my mouth stopped burning! Some how I think those weren't jalapenos!

Photos: Tammy Larsen Do not copy or alter
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